instrument panel


Definition of instrument panel

: a panel on which instruments are mounted especially : dashboard sense 2

Examples of instrument panel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the Escalade, that means a camera will project a high-def image of the street ahead onto the instrument panel, in front of the driver. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "2021 Cadillac Escalade's new features will change driving forever," 5 Feb. 2020 The two companies make instrument panels and steering systems for GM, respectively. Kate Gibson, CBS News, "GM strike leads to layoffs at the automaker's suppliers," 23 Sep. 2019 The sculpted door handles continue the sinewy lines of the exterior, but the old Infiniti FM architecture shows its age in the console and instrument panels. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Infiniti quickens the pulse with all-season Q60 looker (review)," 28 Dec. 2019 If not, finding and testing the instrument panel splice would be my next recommendation (not easy). Brad Bergholdt,, "Under the Hood: Trouble with lock system," 10 Dec. 2019 That can cause systems such as power braking or steering assist and instrument panel displays to malfunction. Houston Chronicle, "Ford recalls F-150s; loose cable can cause stalling or fires," 14 Nov. 2019 The Tesla models feature one 15-inch screen in the center of the instrument panel. NBC News, "Ford unveils Mustang electric vehicle," 18 Nov. 2019 That can cause systems such as power braking or steering assist and instrument panel displays to malfunction., "Fire danger: Recalls for some Nissan SUVs and sedans, newer Ford F-150 trucks," 15 Nov. 2019 Looking much like its larger siblings, the Corsair’s horizontal instrument panel design lends the cabin a more a more spacious feel. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "A stunning new compact SUV from Lincoln: the 2020 Lincoln Corsair (auto review)," 9 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of instrument panel

1922, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of instrument panel was in 1922

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9 Feb 2020

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“Instrument panel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of instrument panel

: a flat surface across the front of an airplane's cockpit that contains the instruments used to fly the plane

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